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Calf exporters in Ireland seek co-op support to fly calves to Europe

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Published Feb 1, 2024

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Due to concerns over limited space for calf lorries on vessels sailing from Ireland to Cherbourg, France, major calf exporters in Ireland are contemplating flying calves to their market destinations in mainland Europe. This issue arises from potential changes to trading rules with England that could increase the number of freight lorries sailing from Ireland to Cherbourg. As the peak calf export season nears, exporters are exploring alternative options, including a proposal by a large exporter for co-ops to sponsor a plane to transport the calves, despite it being a more expensive solution.
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Agriland has learned some of the countries main calf exporters are currently considering the feasibility of flying calves to market destinations in mainland Europe. The news comes as there remains a high level of concern regarding the number of spaces for calf lorries on vessels sailing from Ireland to Cherbourg, France. Changes to trading rules with England could also see more freight lorries make the sailing from Ireland to Cherbourg, rather than drive across the UK, which would further reduce spaces for calf lorries sailing from Ireland to Cherbourg. With the peak calf export season fast approaching, calf exporters have told Agriland they still have no clarity on the number of trucks they will be allowed on to each sailing and so are examining alternative options to get dairy calves to their market destinations. Speaking to Agriland, one of the country’s larger calf exporters said “maybe there will be enough space on the boats for us, maybe there won’t, but what were being told ...
Source: AgriLand
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